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Member Resources Newsletter September 9th, 2016

 

Member Resource Newsletter

September 9th, 2016
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Hey Y'all,

Has it hit you that the semester has started yet?

We're three weeks in and my "To-Do" pile is already growing larger and larger as my free time is getting smaller and smaller.

But hey, it's the weekend! Time to chill out and make the most of that free time. I recommend starting it off with a cup of coffee (or boba if you'd prefer), your favorite spot in common space, and this newsletter. 

If you're looking for a job, an internship, or a volunteer position, this is especially for you.


As always, there's a secret word sprinkled throughout this newsletter. Think you can figure it out? Give it a try and submit the word here, maybe you'll win some tickets to the Ridge/CZ Block Party on the 25th! If you have any announcements you think would be cool to put in this newsletter, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and I'll make it happen. For now, enjoy your well-earned weekend. 
-Rainy 
 
UCDC-- INTERN IN WASHINGTON, DC!
 
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Interested in research? Want an internship? Want a change of scenery? UCDC sends juniors and seniors to Washington, D.C. each semester to participate in prestigious internships and research projects for a full semester of UCB academic credit.   
 
Students have described this experience as life-changing and one which jump starts careers, distinguishing participants from other graduates after college.  
 
All majors are welcome. UCB financial aid is transferrable.
 
Applications are currently available at http://ucdc.berkeley.edu.  
 
Applicants must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher, and have junior or senior standing in the semester they plan to attend.  
 
Want to learn more?  Come to one of our information sessions in 236 Evans Hall!  An alumnus of the program will speak about his or her experience and and we'll be there to present internship information and answer any of your questions.  
 
Info Sessions (236 Evans)
 
Mon, Sep 1212-1 p.m.
Thurs, Sep 155-6 p.m
 
SUMMER RESEARCH JOB: 
THE BRATTLE GROUP
 
Looking for a summer job? The Brattle Group is seeking a  Research Analyst to join their team. The Brattle Group is an economic consulting firm that provides consulting and expert testimony in economics, finance, and regulation to corporations, law firms, and government agencies around the world. 
 
Here’s a brief summary of the characteristics they're looking for:
·         Strong academic performance (a minimum GPA of 3.5) with particular emphasis on quantitative coursework (e.g. economics, math, finance, computer science, engineering, etc.)
·         Great team skills - our project work is done almost exclusively in teams and it is critical that Research Analysts work well with other people
·         Intellectual curiosity and quickness - we are not just looking for students who do well on coursework, but for those who consistently exhibit intellectual curiosity and creativity
·         A high degree of ownership and commitment - successful Research Analysts are committed to doing what it takes to get things right and take "ownership" for their work.

Interested? Take a look at their job description for more info and get in touch with This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (tel: 1.415.217.1000), the CZ Alum that forwarded the info!
 

LEAD/BSC Programming Survey


The LEAD Center is working with the BSC Central Office to bring Leadership Development, Diversity Education, Restorative Justice Practices and Social Justice focused programming and training into your houses within your BSC community.  This survey is an effort to make sure we are hearing you as a community tell us what you want to hear, see and talk about.  Please take a minute to complete the survey (link) below and let me know if you have any questions or concerns.


Click here for the survey!  
 
STUDENT VOLUNTEERS: 
BERKELEY MAYORAL CAMPAIGN
 
 Berkeley Councilmember Jesse Arreguin (who is endorsed by Bernie Sanders) is looking for motivated progressive student volunteers for his campaign for Mayor. Canvassing, phonebanking, and office related opportunities are available. If you are interested, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to join the campaign!  Available immediately!
 
DESIGN THE BSC'S 2016 HOLIDAY CARD
 
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Calling all BSC artists and designers

Every year, the BSC sends holiday cards to our alumni and donors.  Please submit your  art! If your art is selected for the 2016 BSC Holiday Card, you will win $50!

Entries must be received by November 1, 2016, 5pm.

Art guidelines:
  • Appropriate for cards that will be received on or before Thanksgiving Day. 
  • Cards are 5" x 7". Art will go on the front of the card, portrait orientation.
  • Inspired by the BSC mission: to provide a quality, low-cost, cooperative housing community to university students, thereby providing an educational opportunity for students who might not otherwise be able to afford a university education.
  • If your art or design is chosen, we may ask for further revisions to suit the overall design of the holiday card. 
Upload submissions here
https://www.dropbox.com/request/iYnLqfFiRB2m2AxLpGQH

Questions? Contact Madeleine Loh, BSC Development Director, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (510) 649-8984
 
JOIN PEER HEALTH EXCHANGE 
TODAY!
 
INTERESTED IN VOLUNTEERING OR EARNING 2 UNITS OF PH 198 CREDIT? Join Peer Health Exchange’s (PHE) health equity movement! 
 
PHE is a non-profit organization whose mission is to empower young people with the knowledge, skills, and resources to make healthy decisions. We do this by training college students to teach a skills-based health curriculum in low-income, under-served public high schools in the Bay Area, focusing on substance abuse, mental health, and sexual health. If you are interested in gaining hands-on classroom teaching experience and working directly with young people, join UCB’s Peer Health Exchange Chapter! You will be expected to commit 4-6 hours per week to become an effective health educator and teach weekly workshops
 
Please visit PHE’s website here to learn more or contact PHE’s Co-Coordinators Meghan Reddy and Ava Shahi at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with further questions and/or to request an email reminder about the information sessions or the application deadline (TONIGHT, Friday, Sept. 9th at 5pm)! If you’re ready to apply now, please visit 
 
CZ/RIDGE BLOCK PARTY:
JOIN US!
 
Sunday September 25, 2016, 12-5pm
2422 Ridge Rd., Berkeley, CA
Tickets here:http://2422ridge.eventbrite.com
Your entry ticket includes food and drink!

The Berkeley Student Cooperative is celebrating the 50th anniversary of our first and only custom-built co-op house in a big way!
Everybody is invited!
 
$30 general/$20 recent grad advance tix
$40/at the door for all
Reserved parking available for advance purchase

Weekend Pre-Party Events 
Friday Night Poker Theme Party on Euclid
Limited to first 50 guests
Contact: Rodney Ferguson, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Saturday Tilden Park Social Hike
Contact: Rodney Ferguson, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Saturday BBQ for the 1960s in Walnut Creek
Contact: Bill Ball, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
Watch our Facebook Event Page for latest developments, including other weekend alumni events.
 

Homeownership is Dead! Long Live the Permanent Real Estate Cooperative!


Janelle Orsi writes about the most important thing the Sustainable Economies Law Center – and everyone else, for that matter – can work on to fight inequality and racialized displacement: creating and spreading a different model of property ownership.  

Click Here to read more.
 
BE A LEADER IN YOUR COMMUNITY
 
 
Are you interested in becoming an advocate for community service, gaining skills in program planning and leadership development? Join an advisory board of student leaders that help plan community service and campus wide projects including the popular Shadow Day, the international Week Without Violence, holiday projects and the World YWCA Round-the-World Breakfast. Ideas about additional service projects are welcome. For more info please contact the YWCA at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
 
 
Be a Leader in Your Community! Apply to be a Student Leadership Board member.
Download application here
Or pick up an application at the YWCA.
That's all for this newsletter! Hope y'all enjoyed it. If you have any questions or submissions for the next newsletter, shoot me an email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Think you know the secret word? Submit it here!